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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option

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Highlights
  • Skip lines of up to four hours on this Vatican Museums tour in Rome
  • Marvel at Vatican highlights such as Raphael's Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Listen to the guide's commentary through a personal headset
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, Small-Group Upgrade Option
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12pm Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 11:45am to start at 12.00pm
From US$74.27
8am Tour
Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 7:45am to start at 8am
From US$77.87
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Skip-the-line Vatican tour in a group of no more than 20 people. Arrive at 10:45am to start at 11.00am
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Overview
Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself up to four hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience.
What to Expect

Depending on the time slot you selected at checkout, your experience begins outside of the Vatican Museums. Access the Vatican through a special entrance with no lines, saving hours of waiting time.

Walk first through the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Tapestries, hearing your guide's commentary loud and clear through your personal headset. Snap photos in front of the Pigna statue in the Pinecone Courtyard before you continue to Raphael’s Rooms.

Spend the next part of the tour gazing upward at the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement. After, say farewell to your guide and continue to St. Peter’s Basilica to enjoy the church independently.

Please note that on Wednesdays, due to the weekly Papal Audience, St. Peter’s Basilica may be unavailable. Ensure you select a day other than Wednesday if you’re set on seeing the landmark.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
So crowded

Our guide was great but, the museum gets ridiculously crowded. The tour costs a lot and really wasn't enjoyable.More

Thank John F
CityWondersCS, Public Relations Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your tour experience on TripAdvisor. During high season, the museum welcomes high volumes of visitors and the museum is often crowded. Our guides do their best to provide an exceptional experience despite the crowds. We do offer Vatican or Colosseum tours...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great choice! We recommend.

Took our 1st Uber ride to get to the meeting place across from the Vatican. Met up with the representatives from City Wonders and was added to our group of about 15. Got underway on time. It was nice to bypass those standing in line....More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed yesterday
Viator/City Wonder Vatican Tour - Excellent Tour for the money

Took the 3 hour, well paced tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica., led by Frederica, who provided us with a wealth of information and insight. Our group of 19 easily navigated the crowds, as Frederica expertly led us from one highlight...More

Thank leighseth
Reviewed yesterday
Only skip the line service

St Peter's and the rest are really beautiful but a service skip the line is mandatory, the guide is very useful.

Thank 353joanne
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Good

Lots to see! Definitely worth paying to skip the que, I saw so many people queuing and it looked so hot, they must have been there for ages! Vatican was fantastic and lots to see but soooo many people! I've never seen so many people...More

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David K
20 May 2018|
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Response from carlosvK6915PS | Reviewed this property |
If you have your tickets already with you, is very simple. First of all, the entrance for the Museum is at the back of the Vatican (St. Peter's square). Once you are there, you'll see some steps going down next to a cafe... More
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Bonnie M
13 May 2018|
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Response from James V | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Gretchen M - that is a LOT for one day but it is possible. You will likely be ready for a good night's rest when the day is done! And zero down time will make for a rushed experience. My recommendation for you... More
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Maggie M
9 May 2018|
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Response from Graham M | Reviewed this property |
The entrance to the Cupola is just to the right of the entrance to the Basilica. No, you can't pre-book. There's 551 steps and gets very narrow near the top. In may 2018 it was 10 Euro to walk I think, for the elevator (goes... More
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